Ask me about:
- Learning to code
- Software development
- Tech stacks
- Non profits
- Public Speaking
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Server programming, for example, can relate to both web and bare metal programming but most of what is taught is only with higher level languages like Python and JS in the Node.JS runtime environment.
What is your view on Facebook React License controversy? Do you think open source software should never change license once they are popular? 🤔
Hello Quincy!! :) First of all my question is unrelated to programming. You do so many things ranging from doing development, learning new technologies to handing such a big organization and your family too. What is your typical day like? What is the secret of your time managerial skills :D How do you spend your free time(if there is some :P)?
Hi Quincy, thanks for everything you do. You rock! I have just one question for you -
What do you see as the future of tech education, say 5-10 years from now?
What are your thoughts on developers calling themselves "Full stack developer"? Is it a real thing according to you?
Hi Quincy, Keep up the good work you do in OSS community. ✌️
Do you think everybody should learn to code? Why or why not?
How did you start your programming career? What was the first programming language you learned?
What is your advice on starting some real work after finishing courses, let's say on FCC. Most of us are having troubles since we don't have experience in real projects like making a website for a client and transferring ownership. How to overcome that hurdle? Is there a community where we can volunteer to get some real experience?
Hi Quincy. Thank you a lot for your work on Freecodecamp and starting such a wonderful project.
I wanted to ask what is your opinion on this open source tool we are building to learn things in the most efficient way :
For example if a person wanted to learn web development, Freecodecamp would be the first link suggested as it is by far the best website to learn web development online. Of course web development is only one topic that you can learn, there are many others too.
Hey Quincy, First of all, thank you so much for giving all of us freecodecamp. A place where we all can learn to code for free by making real-world projects & help non-profits. ^_^
My first question: Quincy In my country(India) websites/web apps made by the government organizations perform really bad. How can I contribute to Improve them? There are many developers who want to help their country, so your thoughts and ideas will be helpful for us.
My second question: What all challenges you faced while building freecodecamp.org. How much time it took, why you decided to build a free coding platform, what all languages/tools you used and from where you learned them.
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I have this Question in my mind from a long time. How do you organize your activities (teaching, reading, blogging in medium, developing, learning, working, TV Interviews, etc ...) I mean you have a LOT of work every day?
How hard and what it takes to get funds and budget (if is needed) to keep walking a nonprofit org?
With so much emphasis put on the JS stack for both FE and BE, do you think it's a good idea to learn JS for the FE and python for BE?
Hi Quincy, thanks for doing this AMA
What is the best project you have seen from freeCodeCamp users?
According to your experience, what is the average time someone needs to dedicate daily to become a software engineer in one year?
How come my professor is teaching me the waterfall methodology and nothing else?
What is your technology stack? Which technologies do you use when developing a new project today?
Do you do speeches for Universities on the importance of Computer Science?
What tools you use (and/or your favorites) to create and produce your online courses?
is graduating from a non brick and mortar institution considered job worthy? do freecodecampers get hired without a formal CS degree? can bootcamps like it substitute the traditional institutions?
How to get back into the software development industry, after a long hiatus? Note: Used to work as a software developer a decade ago.
Any plans to introduce other web stacks such as python/flask django?
What do you recommend as study resources for someone who is not a beginner and needs more intermediate/expert training in web development?
How do you measure the %learning from the users?
Hi, what's is your stack Tech ?
Hi, what are the most challenges to generate a good online content that others can really learn ?
Hi Quincy, Thanks for the AMA, I have three questions:
- like these days there are majority of web development or app development courses on vibrant frameworks and technologies and so the jobs but still what are other side of programming (or to be specific) areas which are quite serious and core part in development (other than apps and web development) and what skills does it requires?
- In a long road of development with experience of 8-10 years what is the nature of work or it differs from organisation to organisation or work to work?
- Sometimes despite of having knowledge of back-end and front-end it's the design part that makes very difficult to think and proceed and to build something , what's your suggestion for managing this designing problem? PS: sorry if I am not able to phrase my questions properly, and thanks for you time
Hi.. I am currently working as a test automation engineer and my job is to write end to end automated test cases using Java. I am willing to switch my career to Data Science or Web Development. What would be a better option ?